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Beltran, C. P., Umayam, C. P., Arzadon, L. P., & Tindwoen, D. J. (2019). Circulation analysis of newly acquired print materials in a university library.
Circulation is the process of loaning and returning of library materials. This study intends to determine the circulation trends of newly acquired print materials in the a university library in Northern Philippines Libraries. The data gathered from the Follett Destiny Library System of the University Libraries to determine the circulation trends of materials which purchased on the year 2014-2017. The total number of purchased title is 3002.Based on the result, the materials from General Interest/ Fiction/Graphic novels has the highest books circulated. It also showed that the USL Libraries purchased expensive books but not frequently used by the users and despite the high number of acquisitions directly relevant to the courses of Engineering, Architecture, Technology Education, Accountancy, Business, Hospitality and Education, Arts, Health, books on Graphics were more frequently borrowed 577 books, by both employees and students. It shows that even if the acquisition librarian did not purchase in the year 2016, still the general Interest/ Fiction/ GN/ Graphics has the highest books circulated. The total number of book title borrowed is lower than those of not used. The university library is purchasing the title of books that are being requested by the library patrons but most of the materials were not being utilized. The library users prefer spending their time in reading leisure books. The utilization of printed academic books in the university library is slowly decreasing.